1936 Eduardo Jaramillo is born in Amatitan Jalisco, Mexico.
1951 He wins first place at the annual art contest for all high schools in Mexico city.
1962-1967 He studies philosophy, theology, and pedagogy at the Salesiano seminar in Mexico City.
1967 He receives his master’s degree in art trough the private school of the Salesianos at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Carlos.
1968 He comes to the US, and is hired as director of the art department of the Los Angeles Independent School District. He travels back to Mexico City to get married with the woman of his dreams and brings her back to the US with him.
1969 His first private exposition in Montebello CA. He sells all 40 of his displayed paintings.
1972 The demand for his artwork increases so much that he quits his job as a teacher to become a full-time artist, painting mostly murals.
1976 On the way back to California from a trip to Mexico City, the Jaramillo family makes an emergency stop in Houston Texas where Eduardo’s fourth child is born. And there he establishes his residence as a muralist.
1977 Eduardo Jaramillo is sued by a person who suffered a nose injury on one of his murals. Thinking that Jaramillo’s painted hallway was real, he tried to walk down it and broke his nose.
1978 Huston City Magazine names Eduardo Jaramillo “The artist with magic realism.”
1988 In San Antonio Texas, an art lover and collector builds a hall to place 26 of Eduardo’s murals. Making it his own private museum.
2001 Celebrates 50 years as an artist.
2002 First publishes his private artwork.
2003 Paints and publishes “La ternura de la Guadalupana” one of his most acclaimed master pieces.
Eduardo Jaramillo, The Artist
After 50 years of using the gift of painting to communicate peace and serenity, especially with his murals, Eduardo Jaramillo takes a pause and, as a fervent Christian, releases, for the first time, five paintings that have been hanging on the walls of his home. These paintings include: “El Dialogo,” “El Esfuerzo de Rescate,” “La Virgen Morenita,” “La Virgen María, Causa de Nuestra Alegría,” and “Santa Teresita”.
He admits that he received the gift of painting in his early childhood. Eduardo became an artist as a result of failing his fourth grade art class: “This failure made me feel very bad, but at the same time I felt a special drive; from then on, I put all of my effort into getting the highest grades all the way through college.” In appreciation to God for giving him this great gift, Eduardo paints the face of Jesus hidden in each of his works.
His art career really began at age fifteen when he won first place in the annual art contest for all junior high schools in Mexico City. During this time, he studied, painted and created backdrops for plays and movies. In his spare time, he created small pieces, which he offered for sale. Over time, the demand for his artwork increased, justifying his decision to leave his work as a teacher and to become a full-time artist.
Eduardo’s strokes offer nearly three-dimensional images, evoke sensations of peace. He captures on canvas the serenity of the sky, mountains, waterfalls, and villages, which seem to belong to a dream world. Now, Eduardo’s murals can be found mainly in Texas, and the Northern parts of Mexico.